We are proud to have the Hon. Justice Shane Marshall serve as our inaugural Patron. His passionate dedication to the upholding of Human Rights and his fearless commitment to advocating for mental health awareness within the legal profession will help to shape our identity within the sector.
His extensive experience in the legal profession, as well as his long-standing connection with Monash University will help to inform and support our service as we navigate the year ahead.
Justice Marshall has served in the Federal Court of Australia and the Industrial Relations Court of Australia since 1995. From 2004 through 2013 Justice Marshall held office as an additional Judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory. In addition:
After graduating with a Bachelor of Economics and Law (Honours) from Monash University, Justice Marshall was called to the Bar in 1981. During his early career Justice Marshall tutored industrial and administrative law at Monash University.
In 2003 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for his service to industrial relations.
At this time Justice Marshall was appointed Trustee to the Caulfied Racecouse Reserve.
In 2005 Justice Marshall was appointed Associate Member of the Judicial Monitoring Program of East Timor. The program, established in 2001, supports the justice system of Timor Leste to comply with international law standards and the promotion of equal access to, and fair treatment from, the justice system. The program also supports the Timor Leste legal system in their adoption of International Human Rights.
In 2006 Justice Marshall was appointed associate Member of Tarwirri – the Indigenous Law Students and Lawyers Association of Victoria.
From 2008 until its dissolution in 2013, Justice Marshall served as law faculty Board Member at Monash University.
In 2013 Justice Marshall become Ambassador of the new Wellbeing and Law Foundation. The foundation is a joint initiative of the Victorian Bar Association and the Law Institute of Victoria. Its aim is to raise awareness and funds to address the prevalence of mental health issues within the legal profession.
Since 2014 Justice Marshall has served the advisory board of the Australian Intercultural Society, of which he now serves as Deputy Chair.